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Cassandra Neace

Staff Writer

Cassandra Neace is a high school English teacher in Houston. When she's not in the classroom, she reads books and writes about them. She prides herself on her ability to recommend a book for most any occasion. She can be found on Instagram @read_write_make

hobbit giveaway

Chances are you know this story. It has friendship and adventure and dragons and Big Life Lessons, and so much fuel for the imagination. In this giveaway sponsored by The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrated by Jemima Catlin, we asked you to let your imagination run wild and create your own original work inspired by this classic story.  Check each of the finalists and cast your vote here.

Check out the entry from our third finalist, Erin.


There and Back Again

(An acrostic poem)

There and back again, but where do we start?

Here in the Shire, you know this part.
Ever the wanderer, but he’s not lost…
Rally companions, they’ll succeed at any cost.
Each traveler is tested,
And destiny manifested.
Now watch him slay
Dragons, spiders, and his fears – nothing will get in his way!
Bilbo, Balin, Bifur, Bofur and the rest
All show courage, and do their best.
Challenges arise, but every foe
Knows for sure – the band will bestow
All types of woe. From
Gandalf the Grey, advice will come
And future generations will surely know
Integrity, honor and love can show.
… Now Frodo will pick up the quest!


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